Should Marijuana be Legalized?

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Should Marijuana be legalized?

“Why is marijuana against the law? It grows naturally upon our planet. Doesn’t the idea of making nature against the law seem to you a bit . . . unnatural?”― Bill Hicks
Marijuana was naturally grown on the earth, so don’t you think that should be legal to use? If your thinking no then there are some reason that will help you change your mind. Most people think Marijuana is just used to get high and do stupid stuff, but really Marijuana back in the day was used to make fabrics and fiber, it wasn’t just used for getting high. There are different names for marijuana its weed, pot, and dope, these words are most used by the drug abusers that do it and sell it. Marijuana isn’t a drug that will kill you or mess your health up, it can be used for good not all bad. The part that gets you high is called tetrahydrocannabinol or THC for short, after you smoke some marijuana it goes all through your body then last is to your brain and that is how it makes you high. Marijuana is naturally grown on earth but people take it and use it to get high, but there are though’s who make paper and clothing and other useful stuff other than having a good time.

If Marijuana was legal it would help a lot a things, one example is that it would help the government. The way it would help the government is if it was legal then they could use Marijuana as a medical need and help patients. The Diseases and Conditions that Marijuana is going to help are Aids, HIV, Arthritis, Asthma, Breathing Disorders, Crohn's, Gastrointestinal Disorders, Epilepsy and Seizures, Glaucoma, Hepatitis C, Migraines,Multiple Sclerosis and Muscle Spasms, Nausea, Chemotherapy, Pain and Analgesia, Psychological Conditions, Tourette Syndrome, and Term...

... middle of paper ... most people and would save people and would be a great thing for the U.S.

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